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MycoPenis

Hi,

 

I've inoculated Penis envy (PE) in november.  First time grower.

 

Cakes were ordered from a popular website (I will do mine next time, but for the sake of giving you the most accurate information) 

Spores were ordered from a liable source.

 

Light : I gave them light, didn't go for the total darkness for weeks.  Something around 12/12, or maybe 10 light, 14 darkness.

Temperature : 20 Celsius only for the main part. (68-70 F)  Didn't want to put a heating mat under it for different reasons.

Took them about 8 weeks to fully colonize and then I got some weird looking mycelium. I know that PE can do blobs, but I can't find any solid information about it, especially on cakes.

Smell : When i opened the jar, no smell. After adding some water to get it out more easily, the characteristic mushroom smell came to my nose. Hooray!  Am I ok with my thinking "If it quacks like a duck, walk like a duck but smell Psilocibe mushroom, then it is a mushroom" ?

Dunking : 20-24h each cake

Chamber : made a shotgun chamber with perlite

Blobs : I kept a few, dried it and stored it, waiting for any knowledgeable input ;)  The others are still on the cakes. A few of them overnight became oddly blue... :/ 

As we speak, the weirdest jars and/or incomplete colonization are still waiting patiently. Didn't want to put them in the same SG chamber.

 

I have a few things that remain unclear to me :
1) what can I possibly do with a stalled jar ?   (I know that I should use with mouth mason jars btw, bought some for the next experimentation) ;) 
2) What am I looking at ? Is it PE, could it be something else? What do I do with the blobs? 

3) Do you consider blobs as mycelium or as mushrooms?  I've read that a shocked mycellium can become blue temporarily, but what about a blob getting dark blue overnight? 

More pictures to follow soon (featuring dark blue color that came out.... out of the blue) badummm tssss

 

 

Thanks for your help

 

 

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MycoPenis

Little update for anyone interested AND mainly 2 questions.

1) any concerns about these huge blobs?

2) Got my first "real" mushrooms. First picture : no ring under the cap. Second picture : black ring under the cap.  Does it mean that it's harvesting time? Not sure to understand really well how P.E. "works" to be quite honest.

 

Thanks for your inputs

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